Korea’s Showbox has sold Na Hong-jin’s The Yellow Sea (aka The Murderer) to Nonstop Entertainment for Scandinavian and Baltic territories and Klockworx for Japan.
The thriller, which screens tonight (May 18) in Un Certain Regard, has also gone to Bounty Entertainment for the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Nonstop bought rights for Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Showbox is also in talks for Spain and the film previously sold to Wild Side for French-speaking territories.
Meanwhile, Showbox has also closed a Japanese deal on Song Il-gon’s Always, which went to Pony Canyon. The romantic drama, starring So Ji-sub (Rough Cut) and Han Hyo-ju, is currently in production for Korean release in autumn this year.
Showbox also sold Jang Hun’s $12m war movie The Front Line, scheduled for Korean release this summer, to KSM for Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland and Luxembourg.
Horror film Don’t Click, directed by Kim Tae-kyung, went to a string of Asian territories, including Innoform for Singapore and Malaysia, Catchplay for Taiwan and Queen International Pictures for Indonesia.